DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – New technology might soon have riders on the DART rail feeling safer, or maybe a bit creeped out.
DART is going ahead with plans to install cameras in all 55 of its light rail stations.
The surveillance cameras will keep an unblinking eye on riders every move, giving DART security a good look at rail platforms and ticket machines.
But the cameras won’t record activity in parking lots. DART says it will continue to depend on its police force to patrol those.
Officials with DART say the cameras will be monitored in real-time, on a rotating basis.
Even if a specific camera isn’t monitored at a given time, there will be recordings to allow police to review activity.
A pilot program already has cameras in about a half-dozen DART rail stations.
The transit agency will spend some $6 million to add cameras system wide by the end of the year.